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11)U 174



Ordered 23 Dec 1939


Laid down 2 Jan 1941  AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1014)


Launched 21 Aug 1941


Commissioned 26/Nov/41  Fregkpt. Ulrich Thilo


Commanders

26 Nov 1941 - 8 mar 1943  FrgKpt. Ulrich Thilo


9 mar 1943 - 27 Apr  1943  Oblt Wolfgang Grandefeld


Career

3 patrols     


26 Nov 1941 - 31 Jul 1942  4. Flotille (training)


1 Aug 1942 - 27 Apr  1943   10. Flotille (active service)


Successes U-174 sank 5 ships sunk for a total of 45,096 DWT.


All these ships were sunk in the south Atlantic waters.


Fate: Sunk 27 April, 1943 south of Newfoundland, in position 43.35N, 56.18W, by depth charges from a US Ventura aircraft (VP-125/B-6).


53 Dead (all hands lost).


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